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    Greater Iowa wins ‘Best of the Best’ award for mortgage lending practices

    June 10, 2013

    June 10, 2013 (Ames, IA) – Betsy (Knoblock) Grabinski has joined the marketing staff at Greater Iowa Credit Union as senior marketing & public relations specialist. Grabinski will serve as the lead designer, web content manager, copy writer and editor for the credit union’s marketing communications and public relations programs....

    June 3, 2013

    Greater Iowa Credit Union, based in Ames, Iowa, has announced plans to build a branch in the new Summercrest Hills development.

    May 7, 2013

    Scott Zahnle, president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union, has been appointed to the Iowa Credit Union Review Board by Governor Terry Branstad. Zahnle's term on the board began May 1, 2013 and will be a three-year appointment. The review board serves as advisors to the governor and his...

    April 26, 2013

    The marketing staff at Greater Iowa Credit Union received a national Diamond Award for marketing excellence in the community and public relations program category from the Credit Union National Association’s (CUNA) Marketing and Business Development Council. Greater Iowa received the award at the group’s annual meeting in March in Anaheim for its Project Classroom program, which provides $1,000 grants to elementary schools to help fund creative and unique academic projects.

    April 18, 2013

    The Greater Iowa Credit Union of Ames, Iowa presented $500 to The Octagon Center for the Arts for sponsorship of the Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal and Wood Exhibition.

    March 26, 2013

    Jennifer Tebbe, e-services branch manager at Greater Iowa Credit Union, is selected to join Iowa Innovation Group, a select group of credit union professional who will meet this year to develop innovative ideas to advance the credit union industry.

    December 7, 2012

    Mary Greeley Medical Center receives major gift from Greater Iowa Credit Union AMES, IA – Greater Iowa Credit Union has made a gift of $25,000 to the Mary Greeley Medical Center Extraordinary Visions campaign.  “Greater Iowa is extremely proud to be a part of the Extraordinary Visions campaign to enhance...

    November 30, 2012

    Greater Iowa Credit Union has donated $3,000 to help further develop the Iowa International Center’s Website to assist immigrants and international visitors to Iowa. Presenting the check to Iowa International Center’s Executive Director Judith Conlin were Jan Flick, who chairs the credit union’s corporate giving committee, and Scott Zahnle, Greater...

    October 23, 2012

    Pictured are Greater Iowa's CEO Scott Zahnle (left) and Mark North, general manager of the Iowa State Center at the October 10 performance of Ballet Folklórico de México at CY Stephens Auditorium. Greater Iowa was the major sponsor of the performance.

    October 23, 2012

      Greater Iowa Credit Union recently presented $1,000 to The American Red Cross in Ames. The money will be used to provide continued aid for residents impacted by a 56-unit apartment fire in Ames on July 15, which displaced 120 individuals. "This fire had a deep impact on the Ames...

    August 27, 2012

    Construction continues on a major renovation project at Greater Iowa’s Lincoln Way branch. Please be aware that traffic patterns in the parking lot and drive-up lanes have been reconfigured. We've included examples of the finished project. When construction is completed in early fall, the entire parking lot and drive-through lanes...

    June 26, 2012

    Linda Gibbs, business development specialist at Greater Iowa, with Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds receiving a Governor’s Volunteer Award June 5 during a special ceremony at Southeast Polk High School Auditorium. Linda joined volunteers from around the state to receive the special award for outstanding commitment and service. Linda was nominated...

    June 21, 2012

    Morgan Voga, business development specialist at Greater Iowa Credit Union, right, graduated June 7 from the West Des Moines Leadership Academy, a year-long course of programming sponsored by the West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce that seeks to provide emerging leaders with information about the city’s network of social, economic...

    May 15, 2012

    Pictured is the Greater Iowa Credit Union 2012-13 Board of Directors. Front (from left): Don Wirth, Max Porter, Steve Vardeman, Linda Ashby and Donald Tebben. Back (from left): Kristopher Stow, Jody Danielson, Michael Welter, Craig Forney, Jay Black and Jan Flick.                  ...

    May 7, 2012

    Greater Iowa Credit Union recently presented a $500 check to David Orth of Special Olympics Iowa, to support the annual summer games. The games will be helped in Ames from May 17 to 19. Special Olympics Iowa (SOIA) is a nonprofit organization that serves athletes with intellectual disabilities in all...

    April 27, 2012

    Greater Iowa Credit Union’s Mortgage Loan Officer Matt Koehler was named a top mortgage lender in Story County by the Iowa Mortgage Association (IMA). Koehler was named to the prestigious “President’s Circle,” by the IMA. The award recognizes mortgage officers who originate more than $20 million during the year. Koehler...

    March 2, 2012

      Greater Iowa announces scholarship program in memory of Warren Morrow   March 1, 2012 (Ames, IA)— Greater Iowa Credit Union has created a new scholarship program for Latino high school students to honor the memory of a Des Moines man who dedicated his life to creating opportunities for Latinos...

    February 8, 2012

    Greater Iowa Credit Union presented $500 to The Octagon Center for the Arts for a sponsorship of the 44th Annual Clay, Fiber, Paper, Glass, Metal and Wood Exhibition. The exhibition opened January 27 and extends through April 7.   “The committee understands the importance of the arts in the enhancement...

    February 3, 2012

      Greater Iowa Credit Union has received two awards for the design and content of its Web site.   Greater Iowa Credit Union received the WebAwards Standard of Excellence in the credit union category. and a W3 award in the banking/bill pay category. The awards were received by Global Reach,...

    January 20, 2012

    Scott Zahnle, executive vice president at the IH Mississippi Valley Credit Union in Moline, Illinois, has been named the new president and CEO of Greater Iowa Credit Union. Zahnle will begin his duties at Greater Iowa on February 8, 2012, according to Scott Andrews, chairman of Greater Iowa’s board of...

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